Don Polye

Polye apologises to Sir Michael over political impasse

Polye was a member of the National Alliance Party who rebelled against party leader and then Prime Minister Sir Michael when he was seeking medical treatment overseas.

“Instead of me being the acting prime minister, Sam Abel was appointed the acting prime minister and I was very angry with that.

“Enga politics took a better part of me, and Peter O’Neill and Belden Namah became the Prime Minister and I apologise for that,” Polye said.

Polye’s UBS loan case pending instructions

The case returned for directions before the Supreme Court today and lawyer for the Opposition leader, told the court that parties have been having “difficulties in securing instructions from their respective clients” and asked for a general adjournment to the Supreme Court registry.

This was refused by Justice Collin Makail. Instead he told parties to prepare themselves and file affidavits within a month. He adjourned the case to May 1.

He said parties were issued instructions and if efforts by parties are not forthcoming, the matter should be dismissed.

Polye skipped Parlt session to welcome world evangelist

Batchelor and his wife, with their delegation, touched down yesterday in a chartered plane to a red-carpet treatment by the church leaders and Opposition Leader Don Polye. 

Over 60,000 people braved the downpour to take a glimpse of the Batchelors, Polye and church leaders at Hatti community in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands.

They departed the airport along a corridor made of people with the church faithfuls waving, singing and clapping. 

Polye’s THE Party launches new website

Parliamentary Party Leader and Opposition Leader, Don Polye, officially launched the website today in Port Moresby.

He was flanked by Deputy Parliamentary Party Leader and Kikori MP, Mark Maipakai, and Highlands Region Leader and Laiagap-Porgera MP, Nixon Mangape.  As well as THE Party executives and supporters.

Polye said the party was keeping up to speed with technology to keep in touch with the people.

Opposition questions investigation into Manumanu deal

Leader Don Polye warns that justice and its other ingredients would be compromised, saying the citizens would not be surprised to see it whitewashed again.

“Over K2 million allocated for the inquiry was yet another waste of taxpayers’ money amidst the country’s cash-strapped economy,” says the Opposition Leader. 

“Over 300 Government-sponsored students at the University of PNG need such funds to enable their graduation.”

Polye mourns Zurenuoc's death

Polye said the loss of one of Morobe’s elite sons is a loss for Papua New Guinea.

He acknowledged the former Chief Secretary’s contribution to the development of this nation, further describing him as “honest, hard-working” and someone who maintained transparency and accountability during his colorful career as a top public servant.

“Late Sir Manasupe was a very professional Chief Secretary who guided all department heads to serve the interest of the country,” said Polye.

Opposition committed to improve women’s rights issues

 Polye said this while commemorating the International Women’s Day across the globe tomorrow.

 He said the global theme: ‘Women in the changing World of Work; Planet 50-50 by 2030’ complemented the efforts put towards its achievement.

“As a father of daughters, I am a strong advocate of breaking the barrier in gender equality and women’s rights.

“We must understand to see our women and girls as equal player in the digital world,” he said.

Polye stated his Triumph Heritage Empowerment (T.H.E) party recorded a victory of two seats in the last election.

Mount pressure on your MPs: Opposition

Don Polye issued the call following the Supreme Court’s verdict last Friday rejecting the Ombudsman Commission’s bid to stop the Parliament from further votes, debate and deliberation.

He said the amendment bill infringed on the citizens’ constitutional right to contend for any public office.

“The court’s rejection does not mean that the bill is constitutional. The decision only reflected a distinct separation of powers among the judiciary, executive and the legislative governments,” he said.

Huge loss for media industry: Polye

“He had a distinctive voice with his fluency in English,” stated Polye. 

“He used to critically analyse important issues affecting the country and created forums on the radio airwaves to prompt policies and legislations to address them.”

Polye said late Hau’ofa had left a legacy with over 50 years of experience which young presenters would aspire to live by.

“He was a strong advocate for democracy, rule of law, good governance and systems of governance, amongst others.

Polye takes T.H.E party to rural areas

Polye recently visited Pura area in the outback of Kandep electorate carrying out awareness among the rural population.

The area is located among the rugged terrain and very remote but this did not stop Polye from visiting his people.

He took a 20 minutes helicopter ride from Mt Hagen to Pura in Kandep in the Enga province where he was welcome by more than 2,000 people.

Polye held meetings with tribal leaders and chiefs prior to his meeting with general population.

He took the opportunity to educate the people on his party’s policies.